## Sunday, January 3, 2010

### Problem 412: Triangle, Angles, Congruence

Proposed Problem
Click the figure below to see the complete problem 412 about Triangle, Angles, Congruence.

Complete Problem 412
Level: High School, SAT Prep, College geometry

1. Another solution with full detail:
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From C draw CE//AB and CE=AB ( see attached picture)
ABEC is a parallelogram and ∠ (ECy)= 2x
Triangle DEC is isosceles => ∠ (DEC)=1/2∠ (ECy)=x
Quadrilateral BDCE is cyclic with 2 opposite sides paralleled
So BDCE is an isosceles trapezoid
And ∠ (BDA)= ∠ (ECy)=2x => Triangles ABD is isosceles
In triangles ABD 4x=180-40 => x=35

2. My solution:
Draw circle 0 (circumcircle of triangle ABD)
Let E be the intersection of circle 0 with BC.
Construct AE and DE
Triangle BED is isosceles since ∠EBD =∠EAD = x
So ∠BAE = ∠BDE = x
Now ∠BDC =40º+2x so ∠EDC=40º+x since ∠BDE= x
Triangles ABE and EDC are similar by SAS
So ∠ DCE= x , finally x=35º since x+x+40º+2x=180º => 4x=140º => x=35º

1. http://i.imgur.com/K0x5Bvw.png

3. Let the angle bisector of A meet BC at E and let BE = p

Now < DAE = < DBE = x so ABED is cyclic

So (a-p)a = bc......(1)
Angie bisector theorem
p/(a-p) = c/b .......(2)

(1) X (2) gives us

ap = c^2 hence BC is tangential to Tr ACE at A and so < C = x

Now we know all the angles of Tr. ABC in terms of x and adding 4x+ 40 = 180 and x = 35

Sumith Peiris
Moratuwa
Sri Lanka

4. Or far more simply because ABED is cyclic BE = DE and Tr.s ABE and CDE are congruent SAS and so < C = x and the result follows

5. Problem 412
Brings BE=//DC then BECD is parallelogram so <BcE=x=< BAE=<BEA.Then BECA isisosceles trapezoid so <ACB=<AEB=x . Then 4x+40=180 so x=35.
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